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25/01/2016

Morning news and current affairs. Including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

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Mon 25 Jan 2016 06:00

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0650

Charities have been warned by MPs that their fundraising activities may be controlled by law - unless a new regulator cleans up the sector. Bernard Jenkin is chair of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee.

0655

Save the Children is calling on the United Nations to urgently raise the global alarm on Ethiopia’s worst drought in 50 years as global leaders, including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, prepare to arrive in the nation’s capital for the 26th African Union Summit starting on Monday 25th January. Charlie Mason is humanitarian director at Save the Children Ethiopia.

0710

Should we reconsider the level of proof required to judge whether abuse has taken place in families? That suggestion has been put forward by the Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield, following the Crown Prosecution Service’s decision to review its file on the death of 13-month-old Poppi Worthington. Anne Longfield speaks live from the studio.

0715

A new European counter-terrorism centre opening this month will improve information-sharing among national police forces, whose performance is under scrutiny after the jihadist attacks in Paris in November. Speaking on the programme is Rob Wainwright, director of Europol.

0720

The BBC has learned that the sportswear giant Adidas plans to terminate its sponsorship deal with athletics' world governing body because of the doping scandal engulfing the sport. Speaking on the programme is Nigel Currie, independent marketing consultant.

0725

Officials in Brazil have announced a series of measures to combat the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro later this year. The BBC’s Wyre Davies reports from Rio de Janeiro and we speak to Christian Lindmeier, WHO spokesperson for the Zika outbreak.

0730

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has promised to "bury" the Islamic State (IS) militant group, whose local offshoot has clashed with government forces and Taliban fighters. We speak live to the BBC’s chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet and hear her interview with President Ashraf Ghani.

0740

Three dead sperm whales found washed up on a beach near Skegness on Saturday are believed to be from the same pod as a whale which died at Hunstanton in Norfolk on Friday. We speak live to Rob Deaville, from the Zoological Society of London, who is heading the investigation into the deaths.

0750

Charities have been warned by MPs that their fundraising activities may be controlled by law -unless a new regulator cleans up the sector. Stephen Dunmore is chief executive of the new Fundraising Regulator and Paul Farmer is chairman of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations.

0810

Full access to Europe's single market is vital for UK businesses and jobs, the main group campaigning for Britain to remain in the EU is set to say. Speaking live in the studio is Sir Stuart Rose, chairman of the Stronger In campaign.

0820

Prisoners at a high security jail studying criminology have scored higher marks than some of the university students they were working alongside. Fiona Measham is professor of Criminology at Durham University and Jermaine James is a former prisoner who took part in the programme.

0830

The BBC has learned that the sportswear giant Adidas plans to terminate its sponsorship deal with athletics' world governing body because of the doping scandal engulfing the sport. Geoff Gardner is an IAAF Council Member and the president of the Oceania Athletics Association.

0835

Each year, scores of unidentified bodies are reported by UK police forces to the National Crime Agency. Only half will be identified and reunited with their loved ones. Joe Apps is head of the National Crime Agency's Missing Persons Bureau.

0840

Officials in Brazil have announced a series of measures to combat the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro later this year. Trudie Lang is professor of Global Health at Oxford University.

0845

The think-tank Open Europe is hosting ‘war games’ scenarios today to test possible outcomes of the UK's European renegotiation or a Brexit situation. Steffen Kampeter is former German Deputy Minister of Finance who is part of the war games negotiation exercise at Open Europe today.

0850

How do the Mexicans view Donald Trump? The republican front runner has been famously rude about Mexican immigrants to the US, in particular illegal immigrants. Some thought he was so rude that his campaign would falter - but it hasn't. The BBC’s Katy Watson reports from Mexico.

0855

Five years ago today saw the first huge demonstration in Tahrir Square - the Arab Spring had arrived in Cairo, signalling the start of the Egyptian revolution. We speak live to Jack Shenker, who wrote award-winning journalism about the 2011 uprising in The Guardian, and Azza Sedky, a retired university professor and author of a book about the uprising Cairo Rewind.


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